Malappuram district turns 52 today. The demand for the formation of a new district with Tirur as its headquarters has long been a solution to the backwardness of the district. Now the demand has entered into protest.
Tirur district is inevitable.
Former Education Minister PK Abdu Rabb has said that the backwardness of the district needs to be addressed and the budget has not been given due consideration.
The Muslim League is organizing a special campaign to address the backwardness of the district.
The SDPI district leadership submitted a petition to the only minister from the district, V Abdurahman, and other MLAs, pointing out that Tirur district is inevitable.
They also staged a dharna today in front of government offices. People working in various fields have come forward demanding special attention from the government for the development of the district.
Earlier, the Malappuram District Panchayat had passed a resolution regarding the division of the district. At the same time, there are those who portray the need for new district formation as communal.
MSF National Vice President Fatima Thahliya asks how long it will take to form a district with Tirur as the center.
MSF National Vice President Fatima Tahliya asks how long it will take to form a district with Tirur as the center. Here is the full text of their Facebook post …
The last district formation in Kerala was the formation of Kasaragod district in 1984 by dividing Kannur district. The total population of Kannur and Kasaragod districts is 38 lakhs.
Malappuram district has a population of 41 lakhs. Pathanamthitta district was formed in 1982 by dividing Kollam and Alappuzha districts. Even though Pathanamthitta was not divided from Kollam district, Malappuram district has more population than Kollam.
The only solution is to divide Malappuram district and form a new district with Tirur.
While many schemes of the Central and State Governments are given on district basis, Wayanad with a population of 8 lakhs and Malappuram with a population of 41 lakhs get the same consideration.
This is unfair. We have seen this injustice, including in the distribution of vaccines. The only solution is to divide Malappuram district and form a new district with Tirur as the center.
Areas in Palakkad and Thrissur districts adjoining Tirur may also be considered for inclusion in the new district.
There is a growing demand for the formation of a new district with Muvattupuzha as the center.
It is objectionable that those who are demanding Tirur district are facing communal allegations which should not be heard by the advocates for Muvattupuzha district.